Paul Ranson. The blue room or Nude with Fan (1891)

Romare Bearden. Farewell Eugene. 1978.

"Becoming homecoming king is kind of the only normal teenage dream I’ve had. I was really surprised, though, that I was nominated. I didn’t think it was attainable because I’m trans. But now I feel like I could get it. I’m taking the steps that need to be made for progress among the transgender community. I’m just trying to make the T in LGBT not so silent."
Blake, Age 17, Charlotte, NC. Photo by Laurel Golio. As told to Diana Scholl.
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Read more about Blake at We Are the Youth. And don’t forget to buy We Are the Youth: the book, which shares stories of LGBT youth throughout the United States!
It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here. James Baldwin (via buddingblackflower)

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The artist I adore <3

“Exodus of Confederates from Atlanta” by Kara Walker

Mark Leckey, Untitled, 2003

Kanye West, GQ ‘14

frida kahlo

Since all the attention last week, I’ve decided to try and spruce up my work online, for example by reshooting any paintings that I have lying about with a proper camera. I’ll also be redoing by site ( and trying to learn Twitter again. Also, if anyone wants to send this to Mike Tyson, please feel free.

"The Year of the Coxswain"
Painting, 2009
Noah Davis

The scarf belt?
the wide brim hat?
Incognegro shades?
Barkley L Hendricks obviously had me in mind when he painted this. 

Barkley is the man.